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The Washington Redskins re-sign LG Kory Lichtensteiger

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Redskins Talk by admin on Tuesday 20 March 2012 at 9:54 pm

The Redskins have re-signed 26-year old guard Kory Lichtensteiger to a 1-year deal.  He played in 5 games (all starts) for the Redskins last night.  He has now played in 21 games (19 starts) in his first two years with the Redskins.  This was a smart move for the Redskins as Lichtensteiger is a pretty good blocker in Mike Shanahan’s scheme.

The Washington Redskins re-sign Rex Grossman

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Redskins Talk by admin on Sunday 18 March 2012 at 8:41 pm

The Redskins have re-signed 31-year old QB Rex Grossman to a 1-year deal.  Grossman played in 13 games (all starts) for the Redskins last year and he completed 265 of 458 passes (57.9%) for 3,151 yards with 16 TD passes and 20 INTs (72.4 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 20 times for 11 yards (0.6 ypc) last year.  Grossman has now played in 17 games (16 starts) in his first two years with the Redskins and he has completed 339 of 591 passes (57.4%) for 4,035 yards with 23 TD passes and 24 INTs (74.4 QB Rating).  Grossman is 6-10 (37.5%) as a starting QB for the Redskins.  Grossman will more than likely be backing up Robert Griffin in 2012, as he is likely going to be the Redskins’ 1st round pick in April.

The Washington Redskins sign CB Cedric Griffin

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Redskins Talk by admin on Saturday 17 March 2012 at 8:00 pm

The Redskins have signed 29-year old CB Cedric Griffin to a 1-year, $2.5 million dollar deal.  Griffin played in all 16 games for the Vikings last year and he had 67 tackles, 9 passes defensed, 1 interception, 1 tackle for a loss and 3 forced fumbles.  Griffin has now played in 80 games in his first six years in the NFL and he has 379 tackles, 50 passes defensed, 8 interceptions, 10 tackles for a loss, 15 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.  This was a nice signing for the Redskins as Griffin should come in and start from Day #1 in 2012.

The Washington Redskins sign safety Brandon Meriweather

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Redskins Talk by admin on Thursday 15 March 2012 at 7:32 pm

The Redskins have signed 28-year old safety Brandon Meriweather to a 2-year, $6 million dollar deal.  Meriweather played in 11 games for the Bears last year and he had 32 tackles and 2 passes defensed.  He has now played in 75 games in his first five years in the NFL and he has 293 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 9 tackles for a loss, 29 passes defensed and 12 interceptions (one returned for a TD).  This was a good move for the Redskins as Meriweather is still a solid safety.

The Washington Redskins sign WR Josh Morgan

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Redskins Talk by admin on Wednesday 14 March 2012 at 12:30 am

The Redskins have signed 26-year old WR Josh Morgan to a 5-year, $12 million dollar deal.  Morgan played in 5 games for the 49ers last year and he caught 15 passes for 220 yards (14.7 avg) with 1 TD grab.  Morgan has now played in 49 games in his first four years in the NFL and he has caught 131 passes for 1,764 yards (13.5 avg) with 9 TD grabs.  Morgan has a nice upside and the Redskins might have gotten a steal in signing him.

The Washington Redskins re-sign Adam Carriker

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Redskins Talk by admin on Wednesday 14 March 2012 at 12:20 am

The Redskins have re-signed 27-year old DE Adam Carriker to a 4-year, $20 million dollar deal.  Carriker played in all 16 games for the Redskins last year and he had 34 tackles and 5.5 sacks.  He has now played in 32 games in his first two years with the Redskins and he has 71 tackles, 7 sacks, 4 tackles for a loss, 1 fumble recovery and 1 pass defensed.  It was smart of the Redskins to re-sign Carriker as he is turning into the player the Rams thought he was going to be when they drafted him a few years ago.

The Washington Redskins sign WR Pierre Garcon

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Redskins Talk by admin on Wednesday 14 March 2012 at 12:17 am

The Redskins have signed 25-year old WR Pierre Garcon to a 5-year, $42.5 million dollar deal.  Garcon played in all 16 games for the Colts last year and he caught 70 passes for 947 yards (13.5 avg) with 6 TD grabs.  He also carried the ball 4 times for 28 yards (7.0 ypc) last year for the Colts.  He has now played in 58 games in his first four years in the NFL in which he has caught 188 passes for 2,519 yards (13.4 avg) with 16 TD grabs and he has also carried the ball 8 times for 44 yards (5.5 ypc).  Garcon will likely be the Redskins’ #1 WR in 2012 and that’s a good thing.  He has the game breaking kind of speed that the Redskins lacked at WR in 2012.

The Washington Redskins release O.J. Atogwe

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Leaving Town by admin on Tuesday 13 March 2012 at 7:32 pm

The Redskins have released 30-year old safety O.J. Atogwe.  Atogwe played in all 16 games for the Redskins last year and he had 60 tackles, 3 interceptions, 6 passes defensed, 1/2 a sack and 1 tackle for a loss.  He has now played in 101 games in his first seven years in the NFL and he has 453 tackles, 25 interceptions (1 returned for a TD), 48 passes defensed, 5.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles and 8 tackles for a loss.  The Redskins are going to have to add getting some safeties to their off-season shopping list.

The Washington Redskins release FB Mike Sellers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Leaving Town by admin on Tuesday 13 March 2012 at 7:28 pm

The Redskins have released 36-year old fullback Mike Sellers.  Sellers played in 12 games for the Redskins last year and he didn’t have any carries.  He caught 1 pass for 15 yards and he also had six tackles last year.  Sellers has played in 174 games in his first 12 years in the NFL (11 with the Redskins) and he has carried the ball 50 times for 158 yards (3.2 ypc) with 3 TD runs.  Sellers has caught 123 passes for 1,095 yards (8.9 avg) with 18 TD grabs in his career.  Sellers also has 78 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries so far in his career.  The Redskins will miss Sellers’ blocking and special teams work in 2012.

The Washington Redskins acquire the #2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Redskins Talk,Redskins Headlines,The Draft Report,Trades by admin on Saturday 10 March 2012 at 2:09 pm

The Redskins have acquired the #2 overall pick in a deal with the St. Louis Rams, but it didn’t come cheap.  The Redskins shipped their first round picks in 2012 (#6 overall), 2013 and 2014.  They also sent the Rams their second round pick in 2012 as part of the deal.  The Redskins are after Robert Griffin III out of Baylor.  They are desperate for a franchise type QB and they have paid a steep price to get one, but if Griffin is the real deal…..this move will be more than worth it.